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New commander for Lancaster Post



COLUMBUS – Sgt. Shad E. Caplinger was promoted to the rank of lieutenant this week by Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. Lt. Caplinger will transfer from the Circleville Post to serve as commander of the Lancaster Post. Lt. Caplinger began his Patrol career in June 1999. He earned his commission in December of that year and was assigned to […]

Gabriele “Gaby” Katharina Crist



Gabriele “Gaby” Katharina Crist, of Thornville, passed away peacefully in her home on April 29, 2014. She was born on July 30, 1937, in Berlin, Germany, daughter of the late Herbert and Marion Spect. Mrs. Crist will be fondly remembered by many as the owner of the Thornport bait store, as well as her own vitamin shop and vegetable stand. […]

Linda Diane (Clemons) Dick



Linda Diane (Clemons) Dick, age 55, of Dublin, passed away April 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 26, 1959, in Columbus, to Robert Vernon and Betty Jean Clemons. Linda was a 1977 graduate of West High School where she was a cheerleader. Linda was named Miss Firefighter 1976 and 1977. She attended Faith […]

John F. Helphrey, Jr .



John F. Helphrey, Jr., 67 of Thornville died April 13, 2014, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born November 19, 1946, in Newark to the late John F. “Pete” Helphrey, Sr. and Helen (VanFossen) Helphrey. Mr. Helphrey worked for over 35 years at Owens-Corning. He enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting at Trout’s. Survivors include his son, John W. (Carrie) Helphrey […]

Mildred “Ilene” West



A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mildred “Ilene” West, age 80, of Mt. Perry, was held May 7, 2014, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial followed in Kirkersville Cemetery. Ilene was born in McCuneville, OH, on March 28, 1934, to the late Lewis and Leona (Sorrell) Hollingshead. She passed away […]

Ricky Lee West, Sr.,



Ricky Lee West, Sr., 60 of Newark, died peacefully May 3, 2014, with his family at his side. He was born on July 10, 1953, in Newark, the son of the late Herbert and Katherine West. He was a graduate of Sheridan High School, Class of 1972, and had worked at Tectum Corp. in Newark for 42 years. Ricky was […]

Wayne P. Wollenberg



A Mass of Christian Burial for Wayne P. Wollenberg, age 94, of Columbus, formerly of Thornville, will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 5684 Groveport Road, Groveport, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., with Father Richard Metzger, as celebrant. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne. Mr. Wollenberg passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at […]

New playground for LEADS



BUCKEYE LAKE – Children in Buckeye Lake Village have a new place to play. Wednesday, the LEADS Head Start program opened a new expansion to the playground behind the Buckeye Lake Food Pantry on W. 1st Street. The new playground – featuring a new paved area, a flower garden, and a kids-sized village, complete with tiny streets and street signs […]

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